May 2017 To Whom it May Concern:
Buggie-Stewart have assisted in numerous executive relocations for CP, including my own relocation in 2013 from Toronto to Calgary, and they have been working with CP Rail for 15 years in helping to relocate our employees.
Joe and Laurie's thorough understanding of the neighbourhoods, market and excellent negotiation skills have resulted in a superior and very responsive service. They have an appreciation of the individual client's needs; they do not settle for the quickest or most expensive deal, but they consider what is the right home and community for the family. We have unreservedly recommended them to other CP employees who relocated who were also very happy with the service received.
I would strongly encourage Weichert to keep Buggie-Stewart at the top of the list as I know that both CP and its employees will continue to benefit from both a service and a cost perspective.
- Nadeem Velani
Joe Buggie was very effective in selling our house in October 2017. Faced with a weak market and our need to sell quickly as we were leaving Calgary before the end of the year, he stepped up to the challenge and delivered a final sale in two weeks (average number of days for sale in the area was over 80 days at that time). Joe listened to our requests, was very responsive to our needs and delivered a fast sale very smoothly at an actual price higher than the list price. We would not hesitate to recommend Joe Buggie to anyone who was looking for an experienced and effective listing agent for their property.
- Angelo and Melissa Toselli
Hello Joe and Laurie,
We certainly appreciated your professional assistance and services when we relocated to Alberta and purchased our first home in Calgary (2012). Your advice in regards to location, community and resale potential were all excellent and certainly contributed to a pleasant relocation experience. You have an excellent understanding of the challenges of employees and their families relocating with Imperial Oil/Exxon Mobil and this is very much appreciated!
When it came time to relocate once again, your professional assistance with the sale of our home was excellent. You certainly helped relieve some of the stress that is connected with relocation.
And you both seem to keep your sense of humor going at all times! Thank you again for being part of our lives.
- Chris and Eleanor Wolfe
Margaret and I first met Laurie and Joe when we were transferring from Toronto to Calgary in 2005 with Imperial Oil. We had some specific location requirements due to our youngest son entering high school and they tirelessly devoted a week to search a number of neighborhoods including one outside the city limits. Once we chose a couple of possibilities, they discussed a negotiating strategy with us and completed the negotiations for our preferred house at a very attractive price. During the process, their experience in the market allowed them to point out benefits and potential issues with properties we were considering — items that we would not have necessarily seen.
It is time for us to change location and downsize. We contacted Laurie and Joe to sell our house and look for another closer to the city. They visited our home and provided a detailed list of minor improvements to make in more appealing in a challenging market. They hired a skilled photographer to take professional pictures and use the latest social media to advertise the house in the broadest market possible. They have also spent numerous hours looking for houses in a new neighborhood. Again they have demonstrated a deep understanding of many residential areas and have counselled us on waiting for the right house for our needs. We are being very particular and they are showing great patience in showing us multiple houses.
Laurie and Joe give as much attention and effort to a smaller house deal as a multi-million dollar transaction. This speaks to their dedication to the client and a desire to complete the best deal possible. This is why when it came time to consider another move, there was no question in our minds as to who we would ask to represent us.
We would totally recommend them to anyone considering a real estate transaction in the Calgary area.
- Ron & Margaret Doherty
Joe/Laurie, so great to hear from you again. Trust all is well in my favorite city!!!
Absolutely I would be willing to put in some good words given the excellent service I have been provided from both of you in the 3 moves we worked on together. I have made recommendations to all of my co-workers around using your services for their moves both in and out of the city and have not had a single complaint. Each one of us who have dealt with you are 100% satisfied with the service and more importantly the results. Non-rushed, professional and actually a very fun atmosphere in which to work in…thank you very much on behalf of all of us.
My next move to Calgary…absolutely no doubt you two will be my only choice. Look forward to working with you again!!! If only you could work with me on selling this home here in London, Ontario!!!!
All the best my friends, see you soon.
- Dan & Gita Findlay
Joe and Laurie have helped us and a number of colleges buy and sell a variety of homes. Excellent service and wonderful people.
- Jennifer Pettit
It is my privilege to provide a letter of recommendation for the Real Estate sales team of Laurie Stewart and Joseph (Joe) Buggie.
My association with Joe and Laurie has extended over a period of more than 10 years. While I was the Vice President of Sales for Albi Homes I began a search for a corporate realtor of preference for listing quick possession homes, guaranteed home sales, and for recommending to our new home purchasers as a trusted Albi partner. At the conclusion of that search Joe and Laurie came out on top. A decision which proved to be the right decision.
Their proven track record and their strong relocation contacts proved mutually beneficial. Their level of professionalism with our purchasers was unsurpassed with almost immediate response times, accurate competitive market analysis, and honest quick feedback to the client and our sales team. Laurie and Joe made an extra effort to extend themselves and foster a business relationship with each member of our sales team, many of those relationships continue today. Very quickly we realized that we could, with complete confidence, make referrals to our future homeowners to use the team of Stewart and Buggie to market their property.
It has been my pleasure to work with Joe and Laurie in a similar capacity with two other builders including Douglas Homes where I am currently employed where my experience with them has been to the same high standard.
I have great respect for their skill set and value their association.
- Doug Whitney, Douglas Homes
I just wanted to say thank you again for the amazing assistance you provided me on my transfer from BC to Calgary. I would never have expected that a realtor could be so well prepared for the visits that I made here and especially when sometimes I only gave you a few days’ notice! From you picking me up at the office, giving me a full and complete listing of all the places you picked out, even having the locations programmed into your GPS. The best part was your choices adapted to what I was saying as we added and crossed things off the list of what my place should have!. “Impressed” would not even come close to stating my gratitude! Thank you again for all your support, when someone needs an incredible realtor in Calgary … you’re the one that I always tell them about. You made what I thought would have been an impossibly complicated choice into something remarkably easy.
- Rick Thomas | Manager Technical Training
A cross-country move is never easy, always stressful, and fraught with miscommunication. At least that’s what we thought, based on our experience in two previous moves. Our move from Toronto to Calgary could not have been more different thanks to the detailed attention given to our family and our needs by Laurie Stewart and her team. From the first conversations to neighborhood tours to open houses and finally closing on our home, Laurie kept us informed, educated and confident in navigating a very hot real estate market. Always accessible, remarkably knowledgeable and totally professional, we could not recommend Laurie highly enough.
- Jennifer Fournier and Marty Cej
We worked closely with Laurie in 2014 when moving to Calgary for the first time. Her tremendous assistance in our time compressed house hunting trip was key in identifying and securing a great home for my family. During the house hunt, her experience and knowledge of the local market were both helpful and comforting as we quickly realized we were in “good hands” during that stressful period.”
- Scott MacIntyre | Crude Advisor